Williams Taken into Custody Near LSU Campus

Authorities in Louisiana have apprehended Lee Roy Williams on the campus of Louisiana State University.

Officials say he was located through cell phone pings.

Williams was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Thursday after a standoff with authorities. There were no injuries.

Williams, of Meridian, is a person of interest in four murders in Lake Charles, La.

Officials said he was still driving the blue Ford Explorer with the Mississippi license plate that authorities had publicized.

KPLC-TV reported that authorities shot out the tires of the vehicle and a short standoff occurred.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso of Calcasieu Parish said Williams reportedly purchased a two-night stay at an Iowa hotel and was spotted in Iowa as recently as Sunday afternoon.

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